Susan Shearer

About this centre

In-centre Classes & Messaging support
The Boskruin centre was initially based at the Aurora School but in 2009 it moved to the Activities Room in the Boskruin library. Being based at the library has offered many benefits to the children and to parents. Many children go to ballet, karate, or tennis at the community centre so the children walk from one activity to the other. Parents often wait in the library for their children and get some much needed “me” time.  There is ample safe parking at the centre. The room where we are based is in a quiet area so there are very few distractions which allows the students to focus on their work.

The Boskruin Kumon centre caters for children of all ages; currently there are children ranging in age from 3 to 16 years. Children come to the centre for about half an hour per subject, at a time that is convenient to them. There are a number of assistants based at the centre to ensure that students study effectively and get the attention that they need.
My name is Susan Shearer and I have been a Kumon Instructor since 2002. Before becoming an Instructor I taught in various primary schools over a period of 20 years. Beside my teaching qualifications, I have a further diploma in Remedial Education. I have 3 daughters and became involved with Kumon when I enrolled my youngest daughter in the programme. As she worked through the programme I realised how cleverly and carefully it was structured and felt that I could make a real difference to other children’s lives by running a Kumon centre of my own.

I am very passionate about helping each and every child to reach their potential. I recognise that every child is unique and has their own strengths and weaknesses which is why I have a large staff to guide each child to be the best that they can be.

While doing Kumon does take commitment, the most rewarding aspect to me is seeing the children’s independence grow as they move towards becoming confident, capable individuals.

I have been fortunate enough to guide a number of students through to complete either the Maths or the English programme which covers up to university level. This gives them a wonderful advantage as they embark on their studies and move into their chosen careers.

Class Times

Monday 13:15 - 17:30
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 13:15 - 17:30
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 550
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject R 650

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does study take?
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. Currently, study may be In-Centre and/or at home with online or messaging support.
Secure Parking
Wheelchair Access
Parent Waiting Area

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Boskruin Library
Kelly Avenue
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Most Popular Questions

Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.
Kumon offers much more than extra lessons and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.

As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.

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